In the second half of the XXth century, jet aircraft became a key part of air warfare. The battles of the Cold War were fought at supersonic speeds, where a fraction of a second could mean the difference between victory and defeat.Today we’re going to talk about the best aircraft of this class — the fastest and the most dangerous flying predators of War Thunder!
22 July 2021
The Shooting Range #261
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
By the second half of 1944, the Luftwaffe were in dire straits. Trying to turn the tide, Germans decided to flood the skies with inexpensive and simple throwaway planes that could be operated by inexperienced pilots. That’s how the People's Fighter was born — the Heinkel 162, also known as Spatz and Salamander.
Many people believe that African countries aren’t exactly on the forefront, when it comes to innovation in armoured warfare. It’s not 100% true, of course, but most powers of the region do rely on older tanks and IFVs. Not so, South Africa, — this nation has a great many locally-built high-tech vehicles that we’re going to discuss today!
At the start of WW2 engineers were already not satisfied with the max power output you could get by using a piston engine. That’s why scientists and engineers all over the world started developing new types of engines… and one of the most promising of them, at the time, was the liquid rocket engine.